Spray Unit Operator - Levin / Palmerston North & Dunedin

You will be working around some of the most beautiful landscapes that the rail has to offer, ensuring safe passage for trains through green asset maintenance.

Core Responsibilities

  • Spraying, scrub cutting, small tree felling jobs, assisting the on-track spray operator when required
  • Managing Vegetation along the rail corridor to maintain level crossing view of lines and rail infrastructure while ensuring Kiwirail meet its responsibilities under Bio-security legislation
  • Following and understanding instructions given by leaders
  • Reporting any problems found on the job to the Field Crew Leader/Project Manager regarding crew, equipment, and any operational improvements
  • Cleaning of gear and equipment including vehicle fleet after use
  • Operate and maintain a range of mobile plant, equipment and company vehicles
  • Assist with the transportation, loading and unloading of machinery as required for sites
  • Obtain good communication with the team, high proficiency in English is needed

Qualifications & Experience

  • Full Class 2 with TW Drivers Licence preferred but not essential (full class 1 essential).
  • First Aid Certificate preferred.
  • Proven relevant experience in the delivery of vegetation management services is preferred but not necessary.
  • Experience with 4WD off-road driving preferred.
  • Willingness to learn and be a part of a safe work environment.
  • Must be willing and able to work away from home on a regular basis ( accommodation and away allowance provided).
  • Ability and willingness to work alone and self-manage tasks.
  • Must be computer literate and be able to capture data on handheld devices.

Perks & Benefits

  • Full Company uniform with PPE supplied
  • Company vehicle
  • Join a highly experienced and great work environment
  • Work with well-equipped, modern machinery
  • Earn a competitive wage, plus overtime rates, benefits and allowances
  • Ongoing training with the opportunity for career progression
  • Going direct to site in the morning no need to travel to the depot before work

The fine print

  • To be eligible for this position you must currently be living in NZ and have a legal right to work permanently in this country.
  • Candidates will be required to undergo Drug and Alcohol testing, a medical and Ministry of Justice checks as a part of the recruitment process.

About Us

Treescape has been serving kiwis since 1981, and endeavour to lead the industry as Arboriculture specialists with branches across New Zealand and Australia. Treescape are full service, certified specialists in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape and grounds maintenance. We are committed to providing the best health and safe work environment for employees. Our AS/NZS 4801 certification ensures that we work to the highest possible standard of health and safety. We work closely with Safe Work in Australia and WorkSafe in New Zealand for compliance, injury reporting, and other requirements. To know more about us click here.

Treescape is an accredited employer

Treescape is an accredited employer, which means that we can support visa applications under the Accredited Employer Work Visa.  For more information, visit Immigration New Zealand. 

For more information on the position, please email careers@treescape.co.nz